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August 17, 2017

Council Connections

Bridging Allegany, Garrett and Washington Counties


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Dates to Remember

Sunday, August 13 through Saturday, August 19, 2017
Shop Maryland
Tax Free Week

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Registration Open for
Technology at the Gap
Leading the Charge '17


Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Rocky Gap Casino Resort
8:30am - 4:30pm


Technology at the Gap is a one-day conference for web developers, system admins, network and security specialists, managers, and others in, or around, the IT industry. Hear from engaging and informative speakers and spend time sharing ideas as you enjoy a little bit of fall in Western Maryland. 

Network with other professionals and vendors as you learn about the latest tools and processes in the industry and how you can apply them at your company. 


Early Bird Registration Now Available
Only $100 until September 24, 2017


Follow this link for Event Schedule, Speakers, Registration, and complete details.

Technology at the Gap is presented by The Western Maryland IT Center of Excellence. The Center is funded in part by the State of Maryland's 
EARN Maryland Grant Program, administered by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.




Application Period Opens for More than $250 Million in FEMA Grants 


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced that the application period for more than $250 million in grants is now open. Eligible applicants including state, local, tribal and territorial governments may apply for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grants through 3:00 p.m. on November 14, 2017, at


Flood Mitigation Assistance grants are available to implement measures to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to structures insured by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). For fiscal 2017, $160 million is available, including $70 million for community flood mitigation activities that address flooding on a neighborhood level, such as floodwater diversion and localized flood-control measures. The remainder of funds will be used for mitigating planning, technical assistance and mitigating Severe Repetitive Loss and Repetitive Loss structures, which include elevation, acquisition, and relocation projects.


Visit online for complete details.